The Sundance sensation Swiss Army Man essentially wonders what Cast Away would have been like if Wilson weren’t a volleyball but a corpse named Manny (played by Daniel Radcliffe) whose bodily functions like farting and boners helped our stranded protagonist Hank find his way home (the farts propel Manny over ocean like a jet ski, and his boner works as a compass). What flourishes is what one of the movie’s directors, Daniel Scheinert, deems a “gray love story.” Swiss Army Man is, in a word, insane.
Daniel Radcliffe, the boy who lived through playing Harry Potter and continued to have an acting career, is his own worst critic. He told the Daily Mail on Sunday that growing up onscreen as the star of the highest-grossing movie franchise of all time was "an incredible blessing," but didn't do much for him as an actor.
Great news if you've been meaning to have a baby with Daniel Radcliffe for a while but have yet to broach the subject with him because you're worried he'll say no or won't know what a baby is or won't know who you are. (It's me, Daniel Radcliffe. The girl who lives in your cupboard. I'm ready to have a baby with you.) He is ready to have a baby with you. He's been waiting for you to ask him all along.
Take it for the Sun article that it is, but rumor has it that Jon Hamm and Daniel Radcliffe are set to star as different-aged versions of the same character in a four-part British miniseries that seems to be less a TV show than a diabolical plot by evil librarians to force people to read by causing all TV sets to melt at the same time.
Well, we can't give all the credit to Daniel Radcliffe, but — we kind of can, right? The Boy Who Lived as Harry Potter For a Decade has moved on to a starring role in Woman in Black. Despite low expectations, Reuters reports that the horror film opened strong at $8.3 million on Friday. (It's worth noting that CBS Films predicted $11 million for the entire weekend.) The other big surprise was Fox's teens-with-superpowers thriller Chronicle, which actually beat out Woman in Black on Friday. Relax, Dan Rad fans — his movie is expected to surpass its competition.
Last night was the third annual Fashion's Night Out, Anna Wintour's fake charity. We must acknowledge that this is now a global thing that happens, and will continue to happen, once every year, like some sort of culling of the herd. Here are all the celebrities, parties, and ridiculous fashions that you missed by not attending.
Here's a trailer for The Woman in Black, a new period horror movie starring Daniel Radcliffe in his first major post-Harry Potter role. Don't worry though, this one also involves creepy old buildings and supernatural things and lots of children.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 comes out Friday, so naturally we'll be seeing its stars hit the talk show circuit this week. Emma Watson got the ball rolling with an appearance on tonight's Late Show, during which she was asked by David Letterman about co-star Daniel Radcliffe's recent admission that he's a recovering alcoholic. And as if that wasn't awkward enough on its own, Letterman then spent the better part of two minutes pestering Watson for details related to her own alcohol use. Video of the whole bit is above.
Any news story about a fatality on the Great White Way should instantly bring to mind everyone's favorite web slinger, but while Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark has maimed many, it has yet to actually kill anyone. (And let's hope it stays that way.) But it's another musical — the far less death-defying revival of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying — that had to contend with the sad loss of a crew member on Wednesday night, just minutes before the curtain went up on its 100th performance.
The last time we saw Harry Potter on the White Way, he was stark naked (talk about white!), running around and jumping up and down. Yup. This time, in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, he's wearing suits and... running around and jumping up and down! In dance form. If you're curious about what this curious sight looks like, but can't shell out the approximately $3,000,000 that a ticket costs these days, here is some b-roll video of the Boy Who Lived in action. He's cute! Not great, but cute. [via Popeater]
Daniel Radcliffe's run as the lead in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying has just begun, and if you happened to be wondering whether or not Harry Potter has got any dancing skills—wonder no longer.
What was Meredith's very first question out of the gate? Which is harder: being naked in Equus or singing and dancing in How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying?